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Modelling the role of L-type voltage-gated calcium channels (CACNA1C) in behaviour and mental health

Primary supervisor. Dr James Hodge (Bristol), Prof Jeremy Hall (Cardiff). CACNA1C regulates neuronal excitability underlying memory, sleep and circadian rhythms and has been associated with schizophrenia, autism, bipolar disorder and ADHD. Read more

Biological rhythms and the dopamine system in cognitive dysfunction

  Research Group: Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia are associated with metabolic syndrome, obesity and diabetes. Schizophrenia affects 1.1% of the population and although not the most common psychiatric condition it is arguably the most severe and debilitating. Read more

Behavioural & biological analysis of dissociable aspects of reward processing

  Research Group: Behavioural Neuroscience
It is essential for a healthy organism to respond appropriately to rewarding events (e.g. foods). Thus investigating the biological substrates of reward processing offers key insights into both normal behaviour and the deficits seen in psychiatric disorders. Read more

Probing the function of dopaminergic inputs to the cerebellum

Main supervisor. Dr Paul Dodson (University of Bristol) Second supervisor. Dr Jonathan Witton (University of Exeter) Dr Rui Ponte Costa (University of Bristol) Host institution. Read more

SELF-FUNDING MSc BY RESEARCH PROJECT: Do male mice prefer to live on their own?

Aggression in group housed male mice is a major concern from both an animal welfare and scientific perspective. Surprising little is known about the social behaviour of male mice in the laboratory environment and therefore what factors trigger aggression or beneficial husbandry methods. Read more

Understanding the epidemiology of hepatitis C virus in Ethiopia

This NIHR funded global research group programme is a collaboration between the Universities of Dundee, Bristol, Addis Ababa, Gondar, Mekelle, Jimma and the Hadassah - Hebrew University, as well as the Ethiopian Public Health Institute and the Armauer Hansen Research Institute.  . Read more

(MRC DTP) Understanding the neural mechanisms by which psilocybin alters communication between prefrontal cortex, hippocampal formation and the visual system

Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound with profound perception-, emotion- and cognition-altering properties. It has been hailed as a “breakthrough therapy” for pervasive, difficult-to-treat neuropsychiatric conditions, particularly major depressive disorder. Read more

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